Annunciation Cathedral

Annunciation Cathedral, Kazan

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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,267 contributions
The Annunciation Cathedral is the oldest Church in Kremlin, in fact in all of Kazan.
It was built in 1554, just after conquering the city by Ivan the Terrible. It's a classic onion domed Russian Orthodox Church.
Entry is free, and doing so you'll be rewarded with terrific interiors of priceless frescoes, iconostasis and chandeliers.
Bonus TIPS:
- behind the Cathedral is a terrace with magnificent panorama views of Kazan,
- the Cathedral stands a couple hundred meters from the Kul Sharif Mosque, symbolizing peace and tolerance of people of Tatarstan.
Written May 14, 2021
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LondonE7
Toronto, Canada677 contributions
In the heart of the Kremlin and wonderfully decorated, a highlight along with the Kul Sharif Mosque ..
Written October 13, 2019
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Aurora_Nomad
Chicago, IL150 contributions
Friends
I went inside the cathedral and the beauty and history of this place brought tears of joy to my eyes. The floors are made from cast iron, and went through several fires since it was constructed in 1552 by Ivan the Terrible. There are Icons and Holy Paintings all over some of the walls. It feels Holy and pure, I highly recommend to visit it.
Written April 30, 2014
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Anna M
Kazan, Russia19 contributions
Couples
A great place and more if a celebration is going on, you can feel the music they are singing in your skin, very impressive.
Written June 25, 2012
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Luisguiper
Bogota, Colombia1,016 contributions
Solo
Inside and outside this cathedral is very nice. The interior of the temple looks great with its altar, ornaments, paintings, lamps, columns, etc. A warm atmosphere for believers to pray. It is said that the Cathedral was built in the XVIth century, initially it was a wooden construction, but soon after it was replaced by a stone one. Several fires and some other episodes though the years took the temple down as it was originally intended. Finally, late in the XXth century the temple was repaired and recover to be open for believers by year 2005.
Written April 28, 2019
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ronald k
Berwyn, PA206 contributions
Solo
A cathedral designed by the same architect as Ivan the Terrible had build St. Basil's on Red Square in Moscow, and it looks it!
Written June 25, 2018
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,560 contributions
Solo
Stunning Cathedral, one of the centrepiece of Kazans Kremlin. The exterior is beautiful and blends in rrally well with the elegant buildings all around it. Total contrast in its white facade with the leaning red bricked Suyumbike Tower beside it. Gorgeous blue in the roof.
Inside is wonderful. Gorgeous iconography with a lovely reverend vibe. The roof paintings are stunning, as are the chandeliers and altar - I'm not sure what the altar is called in Russian Orthodox churches.
An absolute must see if in Kazan.
Written June 25, 2018
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Thomas T
6 contributions
Couples
The Annunciation Cathedral may not be as famous as the Qul-Sharif Mosque, but it is certainly worth a visit. It's a 16th century cathedral with a beautiful interior and should not be missed when you visit the Kremlin.

The entry is free, but just make sure to abide by the customs of entering an Orthodox church (women need to cover their heads, men should uncover theirs, photography without flash, etc).
Written May 23, 2018
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Rihab B
Algiers, Algeria348 contributions
Friends
A beautiful cathedral..in the downtown of Kazan ,blue,white and gold outside and full of beautiful golden decorations in the inside..glad I visited
Written February 27, 2018
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CherokeeMan
Orlando, FL1,478 contributions
Family
Certainly important to Russian Orthodox members, it is historic but plain. After seeing other more stunning Orthodox churches, this one seems mild by comparison.
Written June 24, 2017
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